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Nigerian military under scrutiny after latest attacks

13 February 2020 Widespread failings in Nigeria’s security sector are causing frustrations to boil over in the conflict-ridden north. While reform may be on the horizon, implementation will likely prove to be a major challenge.  More brutal attacks by suspected Islamic extremists in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state have once again sparked criticism of the Nigerian military’s response towards extremist groups. More than …

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Despite travel ban, Nigerians tend to trust Trump – Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

12 February 2020 Nigerian writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani spoke to Washington-based National Public Radio’s Audie Cornish about President Trump’s surprising popularity in Nigeria, despite the country being added to the travel ban. Transcript of the interview: Audie Cornish: Immigrants from Africa’s most populous country will be blocked from coming to the U.S. beginning later this month. The Trump administration is …

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Nigeria: 2020 could be Shell’s year of reckoning

11 February 2020 In 2020 Shell will face unprecedented legal scrutiny over decades of human rights abuses in Nigeria, Amnesty International said today, as the oil giant braces itself for conclusions in a string of European court battles. Allegations range from complicity in unlawful executions to systemic pollution and environmental damage in the Niger Delta. Amnesty International has been researching …

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Anger as Lagos residents protest against motorcycle ban

9 February 2020 A week after the introduction of the ban on the popular two- and three-wheeled vehicle, its impact has been widespread. Holding a white placard above her head and surrounded by a group of young people, Sally had a clear message. “All we want is for the government to lift the ban until an alternative is made ready,” …

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Nigeria: Lawyer says police assaulted her

7 February 2020 Apparent retaliation for helping victim file rape report A lawyer who helped a young woman file a rape report has accused police in Nigeria’s  southeastern Enugu state of assaulting her, leaving her hospitalised in critical condition. The lawyer, Goodness Ibangah, said she had accompanied a 21-year-old woman to file a rape report at the Enugu State Police Area Command …

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Gava Cab – taxi-hailing service with a difference

7 February 2020 Gava Cab is quietly transforming the on-demand cab service landscape. The pink-purple app is quietly penetrating Nigerian cities, outflanking the more established competitors like Uber or Bolt (Taxify). Typically, an on-demand cab emanates in Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous and profitable city, or Abuja, the capital. But Gava had different ideas. The resilient cab started on the tough …

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We’ve raised concerns to Buhari about rising levels of violence in Nigeria – British minister

7 February 2020 Heather Wheeler, the Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs minister, said yesterday that: “We regularly raise concerns with the Nigerian Government about the increasing levels of violence. Most recently, the Prime Minister did so during his meeting with President Buhari at the UK-Africa investment summit on 20 January.” Minister Heather Wheeler Wheeler was contributing to a parliamentary debate on …

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Zakzaky, wife in critical health condition – Lawyer

6 February 2020 Nigeria’s Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky and his wife are in critical health condition, their lawyer has said after their trial was postponed due to their deteriorating health. According to a report by the London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission, Femi Falana said on Thursday that his clients – jailed Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife Mallimah Zinat – could not appear …

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